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Theology in a New Key Responding to Liberation Themes

ISBN-10: 0664242049

ISBN-13: 9780664242046

Edition: 1978

Authors: Robert McAfee Brown

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 9/1/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Foreword
Established Harmonies: A Diminished Seventh in Need of Resolution (The Possibility of a New Direction)
Established Harmonies
The Diminished Seventh
Resolving the Diminished Seventh
Continuity or Discontinuity?
Entertaining the Notion of a New Key: A Roman Catholic Journey
Anticipations of a New Key: A Protestant/Orthodox Journey
The Possibility of Attentiveness to Theology in a New Key
A Challenge to the Established Harmonies: "The View from Below" (Liberation as a New/Old Note)
A Geographical Historical Excursion: From Medellin 1968 to Santiago 1972
Characteristics of "The View from Below"
A Different Starting Point: The Poor
A Different Interlocutor: The Nonperson
A Different Set of Tools: The Social Sciences
A Different Analysis: The Reality of Conflict
A Different Mode of Engagement: Praxis
A Different Theology: The "Second Act"
A Note Still to Be Sounded
The Melodic Stridency of Scripture: Marx, Luke, and John (From a Hermeneutic of Suspicion to a Hermeneutic of Engagement)
The Beneficial Effects of Stridency
Recognizing Our "Ideological Captivity"
"Hermeneutical Suspicion"
"Hermeneutical Circulation"
A Hermeneutic of Hope
The God Who Takes Sides
"To Know God Is to Do Justice"
The True Worship
Liberty to the Oppressed
The Judgment of the Nations
A Hermeneutic of Engagement
Chords of Discord: A Twelve-Tone Scale of Sorts (A Critique of Critiques: Pros and Cons, Sharps and Flats)
An Eightfold Sequence of Critiques
Defensive Critiques
Total Rejection Critiques
Oversimplified Critiques
Pseudo-Issue Critiques
Reductionist Critiques
Methodological Critiques
Co-optation Critiques
Dialogical Critiques
From Critiques to Creative Appropriation
"How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land?": Discovering the Word of God for Us (What Can We Learn from Elsewhere for Our Situation?)
Rehearing "the Lord's Song"--A Threat and a Challenge
Resinging Our Own Song--A More Ample Orchestration
Rewriting Our Christian Song--Attention to Neglected Themes
Redirecting Our North American Song--A New Kind of National Anthem
Reorganizing Our Chorus--A Search for New Alliances
Two Cheers for the Church: A Not-Quite Hallelujah Chorus (Is There Still a Role for the Church?)
Scenarios for the Future
Images for the Future
The Remnant Within the Remnant
The Abrahamic Minority
The Freedom of the Anti-Chameleon
Beyond Sloganeering: Can We Enter Into "Solidarity with the Oppressed"?
Denunciation and Annunciation
Acts of Solidarity Within the Community
Hearing the Voice of the Voiceless
Taking Sides ... Politically
A Theology of "Letting Go"
Two Cheers for the Church
First Cheer: Liturgy Can Be Enabling
Second Cheer: The Global Family Already Exists
The Last Word: The Primacy of Act
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Scripture Passages